The Port Of Baltimore welcomes Crystal Cruises in 2014

Good news for our East Coast cruising friends!  Another cruising option has opened up for the Port of Baltimore this fall.  Crystal Cruises has decided to offer its first ever embarkation at the Port of Baltimore, for the Crystal Serenity, on November 8, 2014. The 11-day cruise actually begins in New York on November 5, before sailing to Baltimore and arriving November 8.  The ship will board new passengers in Baltimore, then continue its voyage down the …

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Silversea Cruises ‘Silver Select’ promotion for U.S. and Canada residents

Dreaming of a luxury cruise, but haven’t decided on the destination yet?  If you are a U.S. or Canada resident, luxury line Silversea Cruises has a special booking incentive for you, and the choice is yours… beautiful Alaska, or the exotic Mediterranean. The Silver Select promotion provides 3offers: a two-category suite upgrade, a $500 per person credit towards the purchase of the Silver Sky® air program, or a $500 per person onboard credit that can be used for shore excursions, spa …

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Cunard Line celebrates 10 Years of providing premier spa & wellness experiences with Canyon Ranch

Cunard Line is pleased to announce that in honour of the 10th anniversary of its flagship Queen Mary 2, the on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub® will introduce a selection of new spa and beauty services during the ship’s 2014 Transatlantic season. Canyon Ranch SpaClub – which includes the spa, beauty salon, wellness and fitness amenities – has been in operation since the ship’s first sailing in May 2004 and was the first outpost of Canyon Ranch SpaClub® …

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The Allure of the Luxury Barge- River Cruising in France, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, the U.K. and Southeast Asia

  Originally designed to carry wine, grain and other products from farms to market, hotel barges now carry affluent passengers on the rivers and canals of France, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, the U.K. and Southeast Asia. They vary in size, configuration and the quality of their accommodation, hosting anywhere from four to 100 guests. Though the term “luxury” is used to describe the hotel barges, travelers should know that the cabins may be small, with basic …

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Silversea celebrates christening of Silver Discoverer

A third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, officially joined the Silversea Expeditions fleet during a christening ceremony held today at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore. A traditional Chinese lion dance performance and bhangra folk dancers provided colorful local entertainment for the quayside event. Silversea’s senior executive team and company chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio were on hand to welcome a guest list that included local dignitaries and members of the trade and media from around the world. …

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SeaDream Yacht Club announces new wine education voyages

SeaDream Yacht Club announces four niche Wine Voyages, including a special Wine Education Voyage, taking place from September 20 through November 8, 2014. These experiences add to the two mega-yachts’ innovative culinary and beverage program, which features the first and only full raw cuisine menu onboard as well as showcasing local delicacies from ports of call. SeaDream most recently introduced a new Scandinavian menu for summer 2014 Northern Europe voyages that features reindeer, moose and fish caught …

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Experience the Luck of the Irish on Crystal Cruises

Having  just celebrated St. Patrick’s day this week, this notice from Crystal Cruises is quite timely.  For those of you who have never visited Ireland, it is very lovely and full of delightful surprises.  There is no better way to visit than on ultra-luxury line Crystal Cruises, who now has more calls to Ireland than they’ve had in years, including cruises to and from Dublin. The line reports it will feature  total of six ports, including two …

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Windstar Cruises unveils plans for new Star Class yachts

Windstar Cruises, a leader in luxury small ship cruising, unveils new plans for its Star Class yachts – a collection of three all suite ships joining the fleet over the next two years. Windstar takes delivery of Star Pride on April 17, 2014, the first yacht of Windstar’s 2013 purchase of the three luxury cruise ships. Star Legend & Star Breeze Introduction Today, Windstar introduced Star Breeze and Star Legend, scheduled to join the Windstar fleet in …

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Crystal Cruises introduces the first-ever Ambassador Hostesses

Several of the cruise lines offer professional dance partners for their solo guests who love to dance, but are without a partner. However, Crystal has decided to add a twist: their newest dance partners will be female, the first ever Ambassador Hostesses for the line- and for the industry. Traditionally, Crystal’s (and everyone else’s) dance partners have been exclusively male, catering to the lovely ladies who are travel sans dance partner. However, a suggestion from a dance …

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The 10 most popular cruise ships, by category, for 2014

What do passengers really think about their cruise experiences? AllThingsCruise.com asks travelers to review their cruises right after they return, while impressions are still fresh on their minds. Over the past few years, several thousand consumers have done so and this has provided insight as to their favorite ships and cruise lines. “Not only is this information helpful to those who write and report on the industry, but the first-hand reviews give real insight to the onboard …

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